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Submitted by: Bill Wever

My Great-grandparents moved to Nebraska in 1854. In my great grandmother's obit it reads: "lived in Adams County, Illinios, where she married Mr. Cramer and they in 1854 made up a colony from Quincy Ill for Fontenelle. What was the name of the group, and how many how many men took shares in the company? Where did they settle?

Point here for Karon Maize's answer ---> Across the Elkhorn River from the mouth of Maple Creek, the Nebraska Colonization Company, made up of more than ten members from Illinois, bought real estate "20 miles square" during 1854 from Logan Fontenelle and named in his honor. This land purchased from the Omaha Indian for $100 now lies in Washington county, NE, but the Fontenelle settlement had once served as Dodge county seat before the year 1860.
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